Star Wars: The Force Awakens proved to be a huge critical and commercial hit, earning over a total of $2 billion worldwide and garnering a slew of accolades. Given its widely successful performance, it should come as no surprise that the cast — including breakout stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega — is expected to get a significant pay bump to reprise their roles in the upcoming sequel, Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi.
As Variety reported last year, Disney used a “legacy pay scale” to negotiate salaries for returning talent like Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher for The Force Awakens and a “general pay scale” for new faces, like Ridley and Boyega. But all of the actors returning to the franchise can expect to earn a bigger paycheck this next time around. So how much will the stars be pulling in for Episode VIII? While the exact figures haven’t been revealed, these are the raises the cast is estimated to be receiving (based on their previously reported salaries).